October 23, 2013 - Word of the Day
To wiggle is to move a little from side to side.
- An earthworm wiggled its way out of the ground after the storm.
- The boy impressed everyone by wiggling his ears. (He moved his ears back and forth.)
- Can you wiggle your toes?
- The woman wiggled into a dress she wore 20 years ago.
- The little boy wiggled his front tooth and suddenly it popped out of his mouth.
The adverb form of this word is "wiggly."
- He has a wiggly front tooth.
- His tooth is wiggly.
- A bird placed a wiggly worm in the mouth of its baby.
- The front tire on the car is wiggly. It has to be fixed.
A popular use for the word "wiggle" is as an adjective in front of the word "room": wiggle room. Wiggle room is extra space that's required for comfort.
- Can you move over, please? I need more wiggle room.
- This house is too small for seven people. We need more wiggle room.
- These jeans don't provide enough wiggle room.
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